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Council Q&A Time


 What is the shire's response to the group's call for a freeze on rates to give residents a reprieve from their "long-suffering status."

We understand why this question is raised and like all items in a draft budget it will be considered. Generally the concern discussed is that, due to ever increasing costs the Shire would find it very difficult produce a zero rate rise as it would create a multiplying negative effect on its long term financial plan.

We a have responsibility to maintain our roads and infrastructure and this year we have made some hard decisions to present our lowest draft rate rise in the 21 year history of the Shire.

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Media Release – 15th May 2015

Strathbogie Shire Council welcomes the appointment of Nexus Primary Health as the new provider of aged care services across the Shire.

mr-header-9-7-14Chief executive officer, Steve Crawcour, said the Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) recent announcement that it had selected Nexus Primary Health as the new provider of funded aged care services across the Strathbogie Shire was great news.

He said that Council staff had worked very hard with the DHHS to ensure that clients continued to receive quality services. Nexus Primary Health is already providing similar services in the Mitchell Shire and they have a very good reputation as a community health provider.

“We are continuing to work closely with the DHHS to make the change as simple for our clients as possible,” he said.

Read more: Media Release – 15th May 2015


Regional Living Expo

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre


From Fri 1 – Sun 3 May Strathbogie Shire Council had a booth at the Regional Living Expo held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

This year there was a record crowd of 10,156 people over the 3 days.

This is the fourth year the council has participated.

The expo brings all regions of Victoria under one roof allowing Melburnians the chance to better understand the range of opportunities in regional and rural Victoria in one visit.

It also provides all 48 regional and rural councils with an opportunity to promote the benefits and opportunities available in their area in order to attract residents, skilled workers, business and investment.


Media Release – Monday 27th April 2015

Rural & Regional councils want clarity on roads and bridges funding


A group of rural and regional Victorian Councils wants clarity from the State Government over funding for roads promised as part of the election campaign for rural and regional Victoria.

The 12 councils from the Hume Region Local Government Network have written to the Minister for Roads, the Hon. Luke Donnellan, calling for the government to commit to its pre-election promise of $1 billion in funding for rural and regional roads over the next eight years under Project 10,000 as part of the upcoming State Budget.

Strathbogie Shire Deputy Mayor, Colleen Furlanetto said there was strong support from the wider Hume Region Local Government Network, to add their collective voice to the campaign.

Read more: Media Release – 27th April 2015


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